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Sep 23, 2010 12:00pm EDT
and in hd, this abc 7 "news at noon." on your side. >>> thank you for joining us. i am alison starling. deciding the future of d.c. schools, today, the next mayor of the district and a controversial school chancellor are going head to head and they are trying to figure out if they can work together. we go live to nw, dc >> schools chancellor michelle rhee just showed up here at the wilson building. this is the first time that the two will meet face-to-face to discuss the future. the future of d.c. public schools could be decided today. for the first time since winning the primary, a democrat vincent gray will sit down with michelle rhee. >> i have been very clear on my education stance of what is important to me. some of those things are good at what she attempted to do. some of those are broader. i want to see how she envisions d.c. and sell larger education apparatus. >> the head of schools is going in with backing from the obama administration. u.s. education secretary arne duncan is a fan and michelle rey and would like to see her stay. the presumptive next mayor and chancellor hav
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. they are waiting on the cold front. mostly sunny, made a the's for most of us. a little cooler northwest of town. we'll talk more about this and the tropics coming up. >>> a man is in critical condition after being hit by a police cruiser. the crash happened early this morning near central avenue in capitol heights. the 62-year-old was crossing the road outside of the crosswalk when he was struck. police have not identified the officer or the victim. >>> another pedestrian was hurt in montgomery county, along metropolitan avenue in kensington. there is no word on the extent of the woman's injuries. the accident forced the closure of nearby train tracks. >>> metro is on the hunt for answers to what led to a meltdown on the red line. passengers were stranded at the station that was supposed to be shut down because of power problems. courtney robinson has the latest. >> red line writers were dropped off at the closed wheaton metro station. it's in serious, but metro says it did not seem serious. >> we got on the escalator to go up because we did not know it was closed. >> one of the writers told us
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
know so far. mike, what can you tell us? >> good morning, pamela. well, the smell of smoke is still in the air after this massive fire in manassas. to give you an idea how much smoke and ash is still in the air. news chopper 7 captured dramatic pictures from this manassas subdivision. neighbors called 911 when they saw the smoke, and moments later they saw the house was engulfed in flames. firefighters from manassas and prince william county, they say high winds caused burning embers to jump from one house to the next. firefighters were able to knock down the houses, but after that, there was little left. and with such dry conditions, firefighters did remain on scene . every 15 or 20 minutes that they have gone through the different parts of these homes and knocked down hot spots and embers using their hose, the red cross and emergency management are assisting the displaced families. that's the latest from manassas. >> ok, mike. thank you. >>> investigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire that killed a mother and two of her children. 24-year-old alli anderson and he
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm EDT
many to safety as possible. >> there were a lot of us in the barn. we got to the point where we just needed to let them run out of their stalls. >> the flames were straight in the air. the barn was totally in flames. >> he was among the first on scene. he said his heart was aching as you realize the number of forces would not make it out. >> there was no chance for those. >> 27 horses would die as three barns burned to the ground. 26 got out with the help of people. as fire crews cleared the rubble, a tiny miracle emerged. a barn can scooped up by the fire crews. >> you'll probably go home with me. >> this fire was so hot and so bad that just a little while ago, the fire department had to come back here and put a little bit of a hot spot. they are going to list the cause of this fire as undetermined. they have many, many people that they need to interview. >>> the track has a long history in west virginia. it opened in 1933 before opening a gambling facility. we will have much more on the still developing story coming up tonight at 6:00. time and not victims are speaking out aft
ABC
Sep 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
people gave us a first name and phone number. -- >> two people gave us a first name and phone number. rex is this john? -- >> is this john? >> yes. >> did you promise to the boughton people jobs if they voted for a dream -- promised two young people jobs for voting for adrian fenty? >> no, no, that is not true. >> this came on the heels of allegations that we have heard before about this. we think this should be investigated immediately by the board of elections. >> we asked if it was a rogue employee that just made promises. this used at that first -- this use that first called to complain that it was too widespread. -- this young person that first call to complain said it was too widespread. >> how did you get my number? >> from the kid that you picked up. >> you just could not have. >> when we pointedly asked him if he worked for mayor fenty, he hung up the phone. we passed his name, john, and cellphone number on and mayor fenty said he would investigate and we are waiting to hear back. >> the d.c. board of elections wants to encourage anyone who sees or hears about anything suspicious
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
officials. pension terrorists are being -- potential terrorists are being recruited on u.s. soil. >> top intelligence officials say fighting terrorism is getting more complicated because extremists are looking from help from people within. >> a new changing facet of the threat is from home grown terrorists. >> there were three serious attempted attacks in seven months. last september's failed new york city subway plot. then the christmas day scare. and the times square bombing attempts in may. in the last year and a half at least 63 americans have been arrested or convicted of terrorism charges. >> do you believe this is an aberration or is this likely to continue? >> caution would dictate we assume it is not an aberration. >> the experts cautioned american terrorist plots are harder to detect. >> launching a larger attack perhaps more devastating attack is not worth the additional effort when you can get a substantial coverage and impact with smaller attacks. >> the government plans to expand a public awareness campaign about terrorism this fall. the message, if you see something, say s
ABC
Sep 3, 2010 5:00pm EDT
kennedy is live in north carolina. she joins us with the very latest. >> we are finally getting some heat -- decent weather at the outer banks. overnight, we have dramatically and followed by 12 hours of rain. what is left behind is this incredible surf and tourist were trying to get a jumpstart on their vacation. correcting girl was a powerful category three hurricane when it passed off the coast of north carolina's outer banks. wind gusts up to 80 miles per hour felt overnight. this man rode out the storm in his home. his house sustained minimal damage and today, he is without power. >> i did not sleep at all. we have done it before. and we will do it again. >> the storm surge from hurricane earl was between 2-3 feet, resulting in over wash on the ocean road. heavy machinery was brought in to remove water and sand from the street. this family heeded the mandatory evacuation order. by daylight, they were back to their vacation rental, trying to salvage what was left of their trip. >> i was just chomping at the bit to get back. we are staying through the labor day weekend. we're happy to
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 5:00am EDT
drug use has risen to its highest levels. it rose by 9% last year. there is a sharp increase in marijuana use. >>> only on seven, the discovery channel employees held hostage by a gunman speak out for the first time. they spoke about their plans to run from the gunman. take a look. >> to make the decision that you're going to run for it? >> it was a mixture of signals. the guard was signalling with the police outside. i took that as it was time to run. i did not realize that he was talking to the police outside using hand signals. i mouthed to the guard and i said, "ron." he shook his head yes. >> begin here that interview today. state into abc 7 news at 5:00. >> the fort hood shooting suspect was too close his hearing to the public. his attorney says that his client can only get a fair trial if it is closed. he is charged in the murder of 13 people in the attempted murder of 32 others. >>> the contractor that operates in metroaccess is taking action after drivers were accused of assaulting passengers. the contractor has now lost an investigation into hiring and training poli
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
caskey is a -- joining us says we will have a quarter of an inch. >> we need the rain showers. we need them. so the tropics. scruleya and igor, that cute little couple out in the atlantic. julia a category two, igor a category four storm with maximum sustained winds at 145 miles an hour. neither of these will be affecting the united states. i said it before. i'll say it begin. sometimes tropical storms move into our system and break us out of droughts. that's not going to be the case with either of these. let's not forget carl. stale crorm. tropical storm. could develop into a category one before making landfall on the eastern coast of mexico far south of texas. let's get a closer look at home. look at the showers already developing in parts of ohio, parts of the ohio valley. even parts of virginia. increasing our clouds and giving us the chance of showers ater on this afternoon. especially into the evenings and nighttime hours for the metro area. so here's the drought monitor shown on our scan. cuts the parts of the metro area. we have the moderate drought and then the seefer drought
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 5:00am EDT
glad you are joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. complete election coverage in a moment. we begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. first, adam caskey. >> it is another quiet day. we are behind the cold front that moved through yesterday. it is more comfortable today, a few degrees cooler than yesterday morning. good sleeping weather. it is 57 in leesburg. hagerstown, 56. 64 in the district. huntingtown, 53. 50 in woodbridge. low 80's this afternoon. 82 high temperatures, mostly sunny. an increase in the clients tomorrow. there could be areas of light rain tomorrow evening and tomorrow night, 30%-40% chance. >>> no problems at all. looks good on the beltway. normal travel times on 95 between richmond and allied. good shape in and out of baltimore. the dulles greenway and lows total are quiet. good on 66, 270. southbound out of germantown and gaithersburg and eventually rockville, looks like this. metrorail is on normal service. back to you. >> thank you. >>> big news. we begin with a major upset in the race for the district's next mayor. it appears
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
. >> good morning, washington. glad you are joining us. i am alison starling. >> i am greta kreuz. we will check in with lisa baden in a moment. we started with a meteorologist adam caskey. a good day to get out and vote, right? >> fantastic. not quite as cool as the past couple mornings, but comfortable. at this tuesday morning, it is . 64 in temple hills, 62 in vienna. that is at marshall road elementary school. we are in the low to mid '60s for the most part. a few high, thin clouds. a cold front will drop in later. we will make it to 82 degrees. northwest wind at 10-20 with higher gusts. mostly sunny. sunny again tomorrow, near 80 degrees. now to lisa baden. >>> metrorail is reporting everything on normal service system wide. no disruptions this morning. normal travel times is what we expect when we hit the road. on 95 between fredericksburg and springfield is good. nothing on 95 inland valley of baltimore. a good trip on the green lake, a toast, 66, and 270. coming out of germantown, uneventful. now to the top stories with pereta and allison. >>> primary day in maryland, d.c., an
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
, september 14 already. i am greta kreuz. >> i am alison starling. glad your joining us on this tuesday. time for traffic and weather. lisa baden is standing by the traffic. we begin with adam caskey. a lot of people going out to vote in d.c. in particular. will the weather cooperates? >> definitely. fairly comfortable temperatures. not as cool let the past zero mornings. we will take it. not bad. 16 marlon tinnon, 54 incumbents, 61 in fredericksburg, 59 in waldorf. low 60's for the most part. 60 degrees in la plata. a comfortable starts today. not a van afternoon. high temperatures in the low 80s. 82 degrees. a gusty breeze out of the northwest. we like that direction this time of year because that brings cooler, drier air. we will have gusts of 25 miles an hour later today. cooling tonight with clear skies. mid 50's tomorrow morning at a bus stop. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an increase in volume of traffic on 270 south out of frederick, 66 in manassas and between 50 and 123 is a little slow. northbound 99 slowing in woodbridge. 95 traffic in springfield, headlights moving nicely northbo
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 6:00am EDT
of thousands of new jobs, too. jobs that america could really use right now. for american jobs, tell your senators to pass a renewable electricity standard today. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> only about 6:10 this wednesday morning. cumberland, 50 degrees, or fishing. cooler than yesterday. 52 degrees and warrenton. 55 in fredericksburg. in some locations we are 10 degrees cooler now than yesterday at this time. attorneys vowel, west virginia, 51. -- keyneysville. 82 degrees for the high temperature this afternoon. no big swings in the temperature expected anytime soon. 85 tomorrow with a slight chance of showers tomorrow evening and tomorrow night. >> traffic is slowing down in virginia along 66 eastbound into manassas. 28 centreville. 50 to 123. nville rd.the garrison vow the baltimore washington parkway is quiet. 270 southbound approaching 109. quiet crowd on route 4 and route 5 in maryland. looks good on route for ander route 5. 270 approaching 109 on the screen. back to you. >> thank you. >>> heisman trophy winner reggie bush is forfeiting his a
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 5:00pm EDT
they will be. >> this gives us the ability to know what the critical times are and it helps us to protect public safety by allocating resources in the county where the need to be. >> those storm water management folks have been working around the clock. they say they're looking at the potomac river and all of its tributaries to see if it will cause trouble for the neighborhoods and streets as well. >> calvert county was hit hard by the storms and heavy rains. they had just gotten home from work when a 40-foot tree hit their house. they were not hurt in this. in prince george's and anne arundel counties, where some of the heart -- some of the hardest rain fell today, we are live. >> it is at the epicenter of a lot of problems. you can see high water down that direction down highway 450. down here, you can see road closed signs and about 100 feet down, there's water coming across the road. what a dicey day. >> if you are going to fast you will probably go off the road. >> it seems like the rain came down and only hours wednesday. it proved potentially dangerous and particularly difficult in
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00am EDT
of the new health care reform law take us back today. companies can no longer set lifetime caps on medical costs. they are banned from canceling coverage for people who get sick. parent to be able to keep adult children on their policies until they are 26. people no longer will have to pay for some preventive care. it. 5:04. the threat of terrorism is closer to home than you might expect. potential terrorists are being recruited right here in the u.s.. >> fighting terrorism is getting more complicated. extremist and getting help from people within the borders. >> it comes from homegrown terrorists. but there were three series it in the attacks in seven months ago first was the failed new york city's subway plot then the christmas day scare and the times square bombing attempt in may. at least 63 americans have been arrested in the past year for terrorism charges. >> do you believe this is an aberration are likely to continue? >> we assume it is not an aberration. >> they cautioned that they are harder to detect. >> launching a larger and more devastating attack. . the government plans to e
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in sherman circle. the u.s. backing off from his job at the flagship restaurant. the cheap -- the tree where he collapsed is adorned with candles and photos, memento of a life cut short. >> i think we will certainly feel a little safer. this was uncalled for and unnecessary. >> i do not know the reason why it happened. >> since the murder, the city has trimmed it lowered trees to increase visibility, replaced more street lights and posted signs to indicate the park is closed after dark. >> the suspect in this case, once again from 818-year-old eric forman. >> a virginia woman will be put to death just four hours from now. the governor and the supreme court have both refused to allow appeal. she is accused of murdering her husband instead sent to collect insurance money. >> emaar to neighborhood is still reeling from a town house fire that killed a mother and two of her five children. this happened yesterday. tonight, neighbors are talking about the mother's bravery in the midst of flames. dale is live on the scene with the latest. >> you were out here last night. you know what kind of neighb
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
before crucial midterm elections. emily schmidt joins us live with the details. good morning, emily. >> scott, good morning to you. yes. here we are at the unofficial end of summer. same as the beginning of the falls season. that's why president obama is is planning to spend this next week focusing on the economy. he will make a proposal about infrastructure improvements. later in the week the talk moves to talk for tax plans for small businesses. republicans like john mccain say it's a clear sign the president is flailing about to try to find ideas to help solve the problem with the economy. midterm elections now less than two months away. control for congress may certainly be up for grabs. on wednesday, president obama is going to outline more ideas for the economy. in cleveland, ohio, that's the same place last month minority leader john boehner spoke and said that president obama should fire his entire economic team. reporting live in northwest, i'm emily schmidt. back to you. >> thank you emily. schools in northern virginia reopen tomorrow with more students than ever. but tigh
ABC
Sep 17, 2010 7:00am EDT
on this troubling story, joining us now is commander marla schuman of the vancouver police department. has bethany spoken about the motive yet? >> we had lengthy conversations with her yesterday. there's a number of things, obviously, we can't speak about because there's potential criminal charges. in terms of motive, i think the detective who did the interviews probably has that information. it's not yet been made known to me. >> and were you as shocked as everyone else, by her confession? >> truthfully, there were red flags from the beginning. we had some questions. and there were a number of things that really weren't adding up in the story that she was giving to us. so, we weren't quite as shocked. i think we're more shocked that somebody would be in that state of mind to actually harm themselves in that way. >> you're right about that. but can you tell us a little more about the red flags. what was it that she was saying and telling you that this didn't add up? >> i think initially, just the -- that the manner of attack, when she's talking about being splashed in the face with acid, and the d
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm EDT
with the touch screen of voting machines they use. things have been going quite smoothly. they have not really been pressured. we have not seen a lot of voter turnout. >> the buzz around prince george's county today is that so far there seems to be very little buzz. turn out is low, even for an off year election. at one middle school it was considered about half of what was considered normal. those who did vote said they would not even dream of staying home. >> our voices counted. that is why i'm here. >> this year is an important election for prince georgians. they are voting for a new sheriff and at the top of the ticket, a new candid -- a new county executive. baker is a former delegate, making his third run for executive. >> i feel good about where things are going. i think it is going to be good. >> mike jackson has twice successfully run for sheriff and is looking to transition into the top job in upper -- the top job in upper marlboro. neither candidate knows what the low turnout means for their chances. back in kettering, longtime polley place campaigner -- polling place campaigner, je
ABC
Sep 15, 2010 4:30am EDT
and germantown. paul moorpark, -- palmer park, 54. us.he 50's for most of 54 at the airport in frederick. 57 in bowie. low 80's today. chance of showers late tomorrow and tomorrow night. >>> not much to talk about on the roads. rohde work on the beltway in virginia is gone. -- roadwork. 66 it is quiet in rosslyn and vienna. looks good across the roosevelt bridge. looks good near the pentagon on 395. we will take you to maryland. in and out of baltimore is uneventful. clear to the airport. beltway traffic moving nicely at colesville rohde. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 61 degrees on this wednesday. >> coming up, double trouble in the topics -- topics. two powerful storms churning up the atlantic. >> the tea party stirs the political pot >>> welcome back. 4:45 on this wednesday. d.c. voters have decided to oust incumbent mayor adrian fenty. if with 90% of precincts reporting, if council chair vincent gray defeated the and 53-46%. graeme's victory in the democratic primary almost guarantees that he will be the next mayor of d.c. there will be a rematch between former gov. o'malley and governo
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Sep 16, 2010 12:00pm EDT
clearing after a lingering shower in the morning and that will set us up for a very pleasant friday with sunshine and temperatures in the low 80's and warmer weather into next week. >> that nasty pollen very good to have you here. thank you. >>> a virginia farmers unusual protest is turning heads. john boyd once the senate to approve $1 billion discrimination settlement for black farmers. he plans to write his capitol -- his tractor to capitol hill. he is president of the national black farmers association and he was met along his route by a democratic senator and a republican senator. >>> a plan to save metro hundreds of millions of dollars could be one-stop away. moving the dulles metro station near the parking garage at the airport could save $640 million. the plan is to build a two-mile underground tunnel at the airport with an underground station. the decision of where to put that stuff will not be finalized until sometime next year. >> still to come, the recession is not over for millions of americans. we'll have more on a huge fight in poverty rates. a dream ride -- a high do
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